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A double rainbow caught by Stewardship Associate Eva Blair at Hahobas Shoreline Preserve.


January News
New year, new goals!

Thank you to everyone who made 2023 a successful year, including those who helped us exceed our $50,000 year-end goal! Everyone here at GPC is excited for all the work ahead of us in 2024 — we already have exciting things planned. Here's what's kicking off the new year: 


Legacy Society

Marion Schoenbackler joined GPC's Legacy Society at the end of 2023 by including GPC as a beneficiary of her estate. Her membership is in honor and memory of her friend of 73 years, Janine Dolezel (middle), who passed away at the end of 2021. Read more about Janine in the link below.

GPC’s Legacy Society Challenge matches every new pledge with a $1,000 donation. There is $12,000 left in the challenge match. Make your pledge today!




Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for our upcoming Stewardship Work Party! We will be starting off the year strong by removing invasive blackberry to protect our 2022 tree plantings! Learn more about our original planting project here: Planting for the future at Klingel-Bryan-Beard

When: Saturday, January 27th, from 10:00am-12:30pm
Where: Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wetland Wildlife Refuge, 2091 NE Highway 300 Belfair, WA 98528
Questions? Email Ashlyn at


Great Peninsula Conservancy is continuing to assist the Clear Creek Task Force in recruiting more volunteers and forming a new leadership team. All are welcome to join this upcoming meeting to start the process; no RSVP required.

The next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 1st, 5:30-7:00pm. Join at the Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center or via Zoom. The Task Force meets the first Thursday of the month.


Join this free interactive workshop to help you think about maximizing your legacy to family, friends, and critical causes. GPC Executive Director Nate Daniel will be there as part of a panel discussing estate planning.

When: February 18, 2023, 4:00-6:00PM
Where: Sehmel Park Pavillion, 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Community Engagement


Forage Fish Surveys on GPC Preserves

In 2023 GPC began partnering with Nisqually Reach Nature Center to survey forage fish at preserves on the Key Peninsula. For a peek into this awesome community science effort - check out the GPC blog!


December Memorial Gifts

Anonymous in memory of Charles and Kristi Belle
Anonymous, June Bizzell, Familie Gerhard Brand, Beverly Bunzel, Jennifer Bunzel, Kristin Bunzel, Geoff Custer, Thomas Hansen, Marcy Lund, Joanne Mallett, The Savacool & Meier Families, Susan Spencer, and Robert & Yamile Stevenson in memory of Tanya Shawcroft
Janeen Dorsch in memory of Virginia Cowling
Marguerite Dyer in memory of Edwin Barben
Caitlin McIntyre in memory of Fred and Marilyn Tausend
Caitlin Newman & Maxwell Hughey in memory of Walter Newman
Rebecca Perry in memory of Fiona Shannon
Judith Riggs in memory of Willow Meyer
Bruce Sharer in memory of Susan Sharer
Helen Stoll in memory of Evan L. Stoll, Jr


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